|Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia - Samuel Johnson|
LibriVox recording of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia, by Samuel Johnson. Read by Martin Geeson. In this enchanting fable (subtitled The Choice of Life), Rasselas and his retinue burrow their way out of the totalitarian paradise of the Happy Valley in search of that triad of eighteenth-century aspiration - life, liberty and happiness. According to that quirky authority, James Boswell, Johnson penned his only work of prose fiction in a handful of days to cover the cost of his mother's funeral...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; fiction; choice of life
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|Clog Shop Chronicles - John Ackworth|
LibriVox recording of Clog Shop Chronicles, by John Ackworth. Read by Phil Benson. John Ackworth was the pen name of the Rev. Frederick R. Smith, a Methodist minister who was born in Snaith, Yorkshire, but spent much of his career as a circuit preacher in Lancashire. Clog Shop Chronicles was the first and most successful of his works. Set in the fictional 19th-century village of Beckside (said to be somewhere between Manchester and Bolton), the book consists of 12 tales of everyday life in a clo...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; fiction; Lancashire; Methodism; village life
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|The Type-Writer Girl - Grant Allen|
LibriVox recording of The Type-Writer Girl, by Grant Allen (under the pseudonym Olive Pratt Rayner). Read by Grant Hurlock. "There is no more pathetic figure in our world to-day than the common figure of the poor young lady, crushed between classes above and below, and left with scarce a chance of earning her bread with decency." So says Juliet Appleton’s boss, encouraging her to put her story into print...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; feminist fiction; Olive Pratt Rayner; Grant Allen
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|The Lair of the White Worm - Bram Stoker|
LibriVox recording of Bram Stoker's The Lair of the White Worm read by Betsie Bush. The Lair of the White Worm (also known as The Garden of Evil) is a horror novel by Anglo-Irish author Bram Stoker, who also wrote Dracula. It was published in 1911. This book centers on Adam Salton who is contacted by his great uncle in England, for the purpose of establishing a relationship between these last two members of the family...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; literature; horror
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|The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas|
Librivox recording of The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas. The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is often considered, along with The Three Musketeers, as Dumas's most popular work. The writing of the work was completed in 1844. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from the plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet.The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterrane...
Keywords: monte cristo; dumas; librivox; audiobook; adventure; romance
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